May
15
Jul 31

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY ART EXHIBITION: 15 May to 31 July

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY:

From The Papunya School Book of Country and History to Australians All

 

 Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

An exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle. 

Click this link for information about the exhibition and the associated program of public events:

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

 VISIT THE EXHIBITION:

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5 pm

from 15 May to 31 July.

(Community access to the library is available when the Fisher Information Desk is open. If in doubt, check Fisher Library website, or ring the Information Desk on 9351 2993 or 9351 3981)


Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: Guided Walk through the Exhibition

Author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle will guide you through the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books inspired by the idea of Learning from Country.

 

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but please click on the link to make a booking, to ensure entry to the library.

Guided Walk 4: Thursday 22 June | 5–6pm

 

Children and families are welcome.

 

For information about the exhibition, go to

 

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

Jun
15
5:00 pm17:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: Guided Walk through the Exhibition

Author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle will guide you through the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books inspired by the idea of Learning from Country.

 

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but please click on the link to make a booking, to ensure entry to the library.

Guided Walk 3: Thursday 15 June | 5–6pm

 

Children and families are welcome.

 

For information about the exhibition, go to

 

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

 

Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: The Art of the Book

Wednesday 7 June | 6–7:30pm

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but click on the link to book, to ensure entry to the library.

 

From The Papunya School Book of Country and History (produced in collaboration with students and staff at the Aboriginal community of Papunya) to their award-winning history, Australians All, author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle have produced six books that all begin with the idea of Learning from Country.

 

In this Conversation, Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle will discuss how these books were made in conversation with Erica Wagner, Children’s Publisher at Allen & Unwin.

 

This is also an opportunity to visit the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind the books.

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

Jun
3
3:00 pm15:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: Guided Walk through the Exhibition

Author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle will guide you through the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books inspired by the idea of Learning from Country.

 

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but please click on the link to make a booking, to ensure entry to the library.

Guided Walk 2: Saturday 3 June | 3–4pm

 

Children and families are welcome.

 

For information about the exhibition, go to

 

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

 

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May
25
6:00 pm18:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: Education from Country

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but click on the link to book, to ensure entry to the library.

Thursday 25 May | 6–7:30pm 

Have you ever thought about learning from Country — from the very land on which you walk? Can this sort of learning be done in the city? And can it be done by all of us, whatever our cultural background? 

Author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle will discuss this inspirational way of learning in conversation with Professor Robyn Ewing AM, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

This is also an opportunity to visit the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle — from The Papunya School Book of Country and History to Australians All.

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country 

 

May
23
5:00 pm17:00

LEARNING FROM COUNTRY: Guided Walk through the Exhibition

Author Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle will guide you through the exhibition of original artwork showcasing the journey behind six award-winning books inspired by the idea of Learning from Country.

 

Rare Books Library, Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney

 

Free public event, but please click on the link to make a booking, to ensure entry to the library. 

Guided Walk 1: Tuesday 23 May | 5–6pm 

 

Children and families are welcome.

 

For information about the exhibition, go to

 

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/learning-from-country

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

ALEA Northern Sydney: Place as the Inspiration for Story

Whether I am writing fact or fiction, I always begin by walking the country and letting my characters and plot grow from my understanding of place.This session will show how a place-based approach can be used to introduce students to the fundamental skills of exploring history and geography, and simultaneously to incorporate skills of literacy, art, science, and mathematics. We will be doing a number of practical activities, using place as a way of brainstorming stories and poems. These can be used with students at primary or secondary level. 

Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

St Peters PS: Circle Story Workshop #4

I have accepted an invitation from St Peters Public School to be their Writer in Residence for three years. This tiny school is located right in the heart of the map from My Place, and the local community is particularly engaged with the school. Over four weeks I will be running a series of Circle Story Workshops with students from K-6. Developed from the Papunya Model of Education, this is a way of mapping our place in our ngurra — our neighbourhood/home.

 

 

Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

St Peters PS: Circle Story Workshop #3

I have accepted an invitation from St Peters Public School to be their Writer in Residence for three years. This tiny school is located right in the heart of the map from My Place, and the local community is particularly engaged with the school. Over four weeks I will be running a series of Circle Story Workshops with students from K-6. Developed from the Papunya Model of Education, this is a way of mapping our place in our ngurra — our neighbourhood/home

Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

St Peters PS: Circle Story Workshop #2

I have accepted an invitation from St Peters Public School to be their Writer in Residence for three years. This tiny school is located right in the heart of the map from My Place, and the local community is particularly engaged with the school. Over four weeks I will be running a series of Circle Story Workshops with students from K-6. Developed from the Papunya Model of Education, this is a way of mapping our place in our ngurra — our neighbourhood/home.

Jun
3
7:00 am07:00

WASLA Conference Perth: "In Your Dreams"

I look forward to meeting members and friends of the West Australian School Librarians' Association. This session will showcase Flight as an example of the picture book genre, using it to explore visual and written literacy. I will talk about my inspiration for the story, and the process of collaboration with internationally renowned illustrator, Armin Greder. As well, the session will show how this picture book could be used to encourage students to explore the broader theme of refugee stories, using a number of historical stories in my history, Australians All.

May
31
9:00 am09:00

St Peters PS: Circle Story Workshop #1

I have accepted an invitation from St Peters Public School to be their Writer in Residence for three years. This tiny school is located right in the heart of the map from My Place, and the local community is particularly engaged with the school. Over four weeks I will be running a series of Circle Story Workshops with students from K-6. Developed from the Papunya Model of Education, this is a way of mapping our place in our ngurra — our neighbourhood/home.

May
21
3:45 pm15:45

CBCA Conference Panel: Myriad Possibilities for a Better World

 

I look forward to discussing this important topic with Sarah Ayoub and Dub Leffler. My own focus will be on my picture book Flight (illustrated by Armin Greder). I will talk about the inspiration for the story, and how this picture book could be used as a springboard to encourage students to explore real life stories of refugees, including some of the stories in my history book, Australians All.

Mar
10
9:00 am09:00

Liverpool Girls High School: Workshops

I have had the honour of being Writer in Residence at LGHS for about seven years. I always very much enjoy my annual day there, working with students from Years 7 and 12, and catching up with staff at recess in the wonderful coffee shop that the students run. This school is a model of harmony in our culturally diverse city, and the atmosphere buzzes with the excitement of an engaged learning community.

Jan
27
9:00 am09:00

Woollahra Public School Professional Development Day: "Learning from Country…In the City"

This session will show how a place-based approach can be used to introduce primary students to the fundamental skills of exploring history and geography, and simultaneously to incorporate skills of literacy, art, science, and mathematics. This holistic and experiential approach is developed from the Papunya Model of Education, an Indigenous curriculum to which the author was introduced at Papunya School (Northern Territory).  By the end of the day, each participant will have made her or his own ‘Circle Story’ — a form of story-telling that originated in Papunya School

 

Jan
14
9:00 am09:00

Burra Barrabugu 'To Make Tomorrow' at the University of Sydney

BURRA BARRABUGU 'TO MAKE TOMORROW' SUMMER PROGRAM at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. At this special workshop for Indigenous students going into Year 12, artist Ken Searle and  I will be presenting ideas from the Papunya Model of Education — an Indigenous curriculum model which we experienced while working with Anangu staff and students in the community and school of Papunya in the Western Desert. We will be showcasing the book Papunya School Book of Country and History, which we helped staff and students to produce. There will also be a chance for participants to make their own Circle Stories. 

Aug
14
9:00 am09:00

Professional Learning Day at University of Sydney

"FINDING OUR HOMELAND: From MY PLACE to AUSTRALIANS ALL." Reflecting the Indigenous principles of learning that Nadia Wheatley experienced while working in the Aboriginal community of Papunya (NT), this workshop will engage you in a way of learning that has country at its centre and story as its expression. For teachers of Stage 2 and 3, this holistic, cross-curricular professional learning day will be invaluable in addressing a range of standards across KLAs including English, History, Geography and the Creative Arts. The workshop will include insights into the books MY PLACE (illus Donna Rawlins) and AUSTRALIANS ALL (illus Ken Searle), as well as hands-on experience of a number of rich tasks.

FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Nina Goodwin 02 9351 0629 nina.goodwin@sydney.edu.au 

Apr
20
9:00 am09:00

CoSIES History Curriculum Day

Keynote: History as Story - From My Place to Australians All

Workshop 1: Refugees in Australia

Workshop 2: Learning from Country - Stories of Indigenous Childhood